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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Thea Mars, of New Orleans, holds a sign in New Orleans during a rally in reaction to a decision by a federal judge which upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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In this June 26, 2013, photo, Erika Knott, left, wife of Kelly Bryson, holds her son, Jeremy Knott, 6, as they participate in a celebration rally in Jackson Square in New Orleans. Legally married to her longtime partner in Canada in 2007, Bryson is talking about a second wedding, in the United States this time, in light of a Supreme Court ruling striking down of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE - In this May 9, 2012, file photo, David Peters, right, and Luke Whited, a gay couple who are joined in a civil union in their home state of Illinois, pose for the camera prior to being interviewed about President Obama's statement of support of gay marriage, in New Orleans. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE - In this May 9, 2012, file photo, David Peters, right, and Luke Whited, a gay couple who were joined in a civil union in their home state of Illinois, show their rings inside the Bourbon Pub, after being interviewed about President Obama's statement of support of gay marriage, in New Orleans. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Nicholas J. Van Sickels stands with his husband, Andrew S. Bond, not seen, and holds their adopted daughter, Jules, 2, before a news conference in New Orleans about a federal lawsuit filed, to challenge the Louisiana Constitution's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey, File)

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FILE - In this June 26, 2013, file photo, John Hill, chairman of the Forum For Equality in Louisiana, right, kisses his partner, John Weimer, Jr., at a celebration rally in Jackson Square in New Orleans, after two Supreme Court decisions supporting gay rights were handed down. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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A man stands next to a destroyed home after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour before meeting New Orleans officials. He says the path of destruction is wide and varied. In eastern New Orleans, he says "it kind of bounced back and forth" across the busy Chef Menteur Highway. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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This 1906 image released by the The Historic New Orleans Collection shows a page from a directory of prostitutes in New Orleans' that contained numerous advertisements for brothels, saloons, restaurants, alcoholic beverages, and cigars. The image appears in "Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans," a $50 coffee-table book by Pamela D. Arceneaux, that will be released on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (The Historic New Orleans Collection via AP)

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This image provided by the The Historic New Orleans Collection shows an undated photo of Rita Walker from Blue Book, one of the pocket-sized directories of New Orleans prostitutes published more than a century ago. Pamela Arceneaux, author of “Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans,” says it’s the ads for brothels, saloons, liquor brands and hangover cures that make the booklets so interesting. (The Historic New Orleans Collection via AP)

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FILE -In this Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, friends and relatives of Demontris Toliver participate in a vigil on Bourbon Street for Toliver, who was killed in a shooting in the early morning, in the French Quarter section of New Orleans. A proposed closed-door policy of New Orleans' all-night bars is an effort to shut the door on crime that has some Bourbon Street barkeeps perplexed. Along with the use of high-tech gadgetry such as license plate readers and high-definition cameras, New Orleans officials are proposing a requirement that bars keep their doors closed after 3 a.m. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Police Department investigators study a crime scene after a fatal shooting in New Orleans. A proposed closed-door policy of New Orleans' all-night bars is an effort to shut the door on crime that has some Bourbon Street barkeeps perplexed. Along with the use of high-tech gadgetry such as license plate readers and high-definition cameras, New Orleans officials are proposing a requirement that bars keep their doors closed after 3 a.m. (Matthew Hinton /The Advocate via AP, File)

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FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Connecticut players celebrate after defeating Louisville 93-60 in the national championship game of the women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, in New Orleans. The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men's basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball's men's semifinals and championship game for the sixth time — each time in the Superdome. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2008, file photo, color lights play on the Louisiana Superdome at twilight before the BCS championship college football game in New Orleans. The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men's basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball's men's semifinals and championship game for the sixth time — each time in the Superdome. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, a worker attaches a banner to a scaffolding in New Orleans in preparation of the NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, because the decision hasn't been announced. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until the NBA decided last month that it wouldn't hold its marquee, mid-season event in North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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I got booed out of my convention ... (Illustration by Walt Handelsman of The New Orleans Advocate)

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Email Server (Illustration by Walt Handelsman of The New Orleans Advocate)

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The Battle of New Orleans

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant greets fans as he leaves the court after an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, April 8, 2016. The Pelicans won 110-102. Bryant says he will be retiring at the end of the season, thus his last NBA game in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Paramedics with New Orleans EMS transport Racquel Smith, wife of former New Orleans Saints' Will Smith, following a shooting in New Orleans late Saturday, April 9, 2016. The former New Orleans Saints player was fatally shot after a traffic accident. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Restaurant owner Hieu Doan, 41, talks with customers in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. “Namese,” a Vietnamese restaurant in New Orleans, infuses the famous flavors of New Orleans with traditional Asian favorites. New Orleans is a city where eating has long been a serious business. But 10 years ago, that seemed imperiled when Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that flooded the coast threatened that rich culinary history. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)